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Fall Garden

From the kitchen I have a view of the back garden, it is planted with drifts and individual perennials. The garden is quite a distance from the house and needs strong colors to be noticed. In late summer, it blooms for weeks on end because Perovskia atriplicifolia is one of the main perennials that carries the garden through until frost. Asters, Sanguisorba and many others lend their support.


Backyard garden - September 2014

Backyard garden – September 2014

Aster - pixieperennials.com

Aster – pixieperennials.com

Aster - pixieperennials.com

Aster – pixieperennials.com


Fall Decorations – From your garden

Before you cut down your garden, decide which plants should be saved to use in decorating your window boxes, flowerpots, or any area you want to have a fall festive feel.

For the window boxes I use Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’, Astilbes, pods from Belamcanda, Hakoneckloa leaves, Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ flowers, Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Early Amethyst’, Hosta pods, Anemone japonica stems, Rudbeckia ‘Goldstrum’, Hydrangea invincible spirit,  and Cornus sericea ‘Farrow’ ARCTIC FIRE.

Magical! And just think, all from the garden.


Late Summer Color


Anemone japonica September 2013

A long blooming fall perennial whose flowers wave hello in the wind, the anemone japonica is a must have for the garden.  Unless you have a deer fence, you will need to spray with Bobbex to keep the marauders at bay, but  it is well worth the trouble.

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Pixie Sale Sept '13

There are many perennials that continue to enhance the garden from late summer into early fall. Your garden can still look great after July, if you choose the right plants when creating your design. The photos below illustrate color is possible in August and September.  As additional fall blooming perennials put on their show I will add photos to the gallery. Please  check back next week to see what else is flowering.  Enjoy the Labor Day weekend!

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